CHORUS FORUM: FAIR Data from Funding to Publication AT JOSS 2021

18 June, 2021 – Free online meeting
10:00 – 11:30 AM Japan time



Policies, guidelines and workflows for open research are being formulated and implemented across the scholarly communications ecosystem. Integral to this discussion is how to ensure the application of the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) principles for research data. Researchers are obliged or recommended to develop data plans and deposit their data by the agencies that fund their research, their institutions, the journals in which they publish and by their peers.

This CHORUS Forum at JOSS 2021 brings together speakers involved in the steps along the way from funding, through publication and as a panel to discuss how data can be FAIR.

We thank the JOSS 2021 organizers for including this FORUM in their virtual meeting.

Information in Japanese available at Kinokuniya


Introduction (Japanese)    Introduction (English)

Moderator: Yasushi Ogasaka, Director Department of R&D for Future Creation, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Mikiko Tanifuji, Managing Director, Materials Data Platform Center, National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS)

Data management and adoption of the FAIR principle; perspective from a research institution 

Her talk is about data repositories and her own experience at NIMS and with the NIMS National data repository. She also brings a perspective to the discussion from an institution.

Japanese and English presentations

Ritsuko Nakajima, Director, Department for Information Infrastructure, JST

Funding data workflow at JST:  efficiency, accuracy, and compliance with rules

She will introduce the funding data workflow at JST, from data input to the JST project database, cover JST open science policy and
their way of monitoring OA to maximize research output from funding. She will also touch on the J-STAGE data as another approach to
promote open science.

Presentation (Japanese)  Presentation (English)

Shelley Stall, Senior Director for Data Leadership, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Getting credit for your FAIR data: The importance of preserving and citing data in your publication

From a society with a large journal publishing program and with clear ideas about data, her talk will focus on how a society broadly thinks about data and data policies, some of their own current initiatives including how this relates to their own publishing program.

Presentation (Japanese)   Presentation (English)

Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS

CHORUS and FAIR data

He leads CHORUS activities in making data associated with published output FAIR. He will share CHORUS’ own work and some key collaborations with other organizations on data citations and data metrics.

Presentation (Japanese)   Presentation (English)

Yasushi Ogasaka, Director Department of R&D for Future Creation, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Brief update from the RDA Interest Group for Funders

Presentation (Japanese)    Presentation (English)


Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion (Japanese)   Panel Discussion (English)

Yasuyuki Minamiyama, Chief Data Librarian, National Institute of Informatics

Introduction to the JOSS session ‘Current practice of FAIR data curation

As the chair of JOSS session E6 he will contribute to the panel session from the practitioner’s point of view.

Presentation (Japanese)   Presentation (English)









Simultaneous translation will be provided by NHK Global Media Services, Inc. 

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